Black and white photograph of Neil MacPhaiden of Salum with his seven children.
Neil MacPhaiden (centre front) with his five sons – Malcolm, Donald, Neil, Alexander and Charles – and two daughters – Catherine (left) and Mary Anne (right). The sisters married brothers Thomas and William Purvis.
Neil was born in 1807, the son of Donald MacPhaiden of Salum and his wife Catherine MacNaughton. The family emigrated to Canada in 1821 and settled in Brock Township Ontario. Neil married Mary MacLean who died in 1851. Neil himself died in 1881 and he and his wife are buried in the Old Scotch Cemetery in Brock.